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Monday

Nov. 24, 2014

11:40 a.m.

Grandfather pushing baby in stroller hit, killed on South Rainbow
Grandfather pushing baby in stroller hit, killed on South Rainbow
A man was killed and a baby escaped with minor injuries after a hit-and-run incident this morning in the southwest valley, Metro Police reported. Witnesses say the car ...

11:11 a.m.

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Protesters make presence felt in riot-scarred Ferguson
Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision ...

11:06 a.m.

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Police: Video of officer shooting boy is ‘clear’
A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday. The boy was confronted Saturday by officers responding to ...

10:44 a.m.

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Warm weather delays opening of ski season on Mount Charleston
Snow sports enthusiasts looking to ride the slopes at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort will have to wait a little longer. The resort on Mount Charleston is postponing its planned Nov. 28 opening because of ...

9:53 a.m.

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Budweiser won’t feature Clydesdales in this year’s holiday ads
Budweiser is putting its Clydesdale out to pasture for the holidays. The country's No. 3 beer brand says the horses will not appear in its holiday advertising this year. A spokesman for owner Anheuser-Busch InBev was unable to say Monday if the Clydesdales would ...

9:43 a.m.

Caesars says default notice ‘meritless’
Caesars says default notice ‘meritless’
Caesars Entertainment Corp., which is in the midst of trying to cut its debt, disclosed Monday that it received a default notice from one of its banks. But the casino operator said the notice was "meritless." In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Caesars said ...

9:36 a.m.

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Katy Perry to perform at Super Bowl halftime show
Will Katy Perry be a firework at the Super Bowl? Will she show them what she's worth? Will she let her colors burst? NFL announced late Sunday — after rumors swirled for weeks — that the pop star will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. It will air on NBC. Perry, 30, has dominated ...

9:22 a.m.

Coroner IDs woman fatally shot near Las Vegas Strip
Coroner IDs woman fatally shot near Las Vegas Strip
A woman shot and killed early Saturday near the Strip has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s office as 27-year-old Cassandra Rosete. Rosete, whose city of residence was not released, died of ...

8:53 a.m.

Suspect sought in robbery of Sunset Station sports book
Suspect sought in robbery of Sunset Station sports book
Henderson Police are trying to identify a suspect in the robbery of the Sunset Station sports book Saturday evening. The man, armed with a handgun, demanded and received cash from a casino employee about 6 p.m. and then ...

8:26 a.m.

Video: ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ take on how laws are made
Video: ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ take on how laws are made
Remember Schoolhouse Rock? We wrote in July that the cartoon doesn't quite depict how a bill becomes a law. It can take years for ...

8:14 a.m.

Photo: Entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an intervie
Foxwoods Resort postpones Bill Cosby appearance
Foxwoods Resort Casino says it has indefinitely postponed Bill Cosby's concert appearance that was scheduled for January. The announcement Monday by the Connecticut resort adds to several ...

7:56 a.m.

Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July
Facing significant differences still between the United States and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the Monday deadline and extended their talks for another seven months. The move gives both sides breathing space to work out ...

7:09 a.m.

Justices soon may decide Uber case’s venue
Justices soon may decide Uber case’s venue
The Nevada Supreme Court could decide as early as Monday whether a judge in Reno or one in Las Vegas should hear a bid by state taxi regulators and limousine firms to block ...

6:31 a.m.

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Under pressure, Chuck Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers. During a White House ceremony, Obama said ...

2 a.m.

Photo: The 2013 XS and Tryst holiday toy drive on Thursda
Season of Giving: Your guide to donating time, money, clothing, furniture in Southern Nevada
It’s that time of year again, when Salvation Army bells ring outside stores, toy donations bins line malls and food drives kick into gear. ‘Tis the season to give. In the rush of the holiday season, it’s easy to ...

Sunday

Nov. 23, 2014

8:31 a.m.

Nevada Assembly’s speaker-elect steps down amid racism controversy
Nevada Assembly’s speaker-elect steps down amid racism controversy
Politics: Hansen claims he was victim of ‘orchestrated attack’
After facing a firestorm of criticism for racist comments he made publicly, incoming Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen announced that he would not lead the chamber ...

7:22 a.m.

Report: Amid racism scandal, Nevada Assembly speaker-elect steps down
Report: Amid racism scandal, Nevada Assembly speaker-elect steps down
POLITICS:
After facing a firestorm of criticism for racist comments he made publicly, incoming Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen signaled to his colleagues that he will not lead the chamber during ...

Saturday

Nov. 22, 2014

2:20 p.m.

Man shoots, kills woman on Industrial Road, police say
The woman was walking along Industrial Road near Circus Circus Drive around 5:20 a.m. when she was approached by an unknown male, Metro said. Police said she was accosted by ...

2:09 p.m.

One killed, one seriously injured in rollover crash on I-15
One killed, one seriously injured in rollover crash on I-15
The accident happened at 11:56 a.m. on the freeway about eight miles north of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. A man was ...

Friday

Nov. 21, 2014

9:55 p.m.

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Sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that ...

7:15 p.m.

Three men face federal charges in $700,000 jewelry store robbery
Three men face federal charges in $700,000 jewelry store robbery
Three men will face federal charges in connection with the robbery of about $700,000 worth of jewelry last week from a store near the Las Vegas Strip ...

5:30 p.m.

What Obama said in Las Vegas and what it means
What Obama said in Las Vegas and what it means
Politics:
The success of President Obama’s freshly signed deal to spare millions from deportation hinges on how well he sells it to Americans. He’s counting on newly famous Las Vegan ...

4:18 p.m.

FBI sends nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson
The FBI has sent nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson, Missouri, to help law enforcement there as officials prepare for possible unrest ahead of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting. A U.S. official said Friday that the agents will ...

3:28 p.m.

1 hurt in 3-vehicle wreck on I-15 near Sahara
1 hurt in 3-vehicle wreck on I-15 near Sahara
Drivers are running into delays on Interstate 15 after a wreck involving two cars and a tractor-trailer this afternoon, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. Officials received a report about ...

3:03 p.m.

Unarmed man killed by police in N.Y. housing complex
A rookie police officer walking with his gun drawn in a darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex accidentally shot and killed a man who was leaving the building with his girlfriend, authorities said Friday. The shooting of ...

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